CURRENT ELECTIONS INFORMATION

Information about the upcoming 2021 – 2022 elections will be summarized in this section. This includes but is not limited to information such as open applications and the general timeline (updated with the latest information).

Apply for the Assistant Chair, Elections Prosecutor, and Elections Auditor applications here:

Apply for the Associate Prosecutors and Associate Auditors applications here:

2021 - 2022 ELECTIONS TIMELINE

Pre-Filing Period

February 15th, 2022
Deadline for Changes to Election Bylaws, Operational Policies, VWHP
Regulations will be ratified by the Elections Council.

TBA: Week of February 14th 
Spring Elections Information Session
OPTIONAL — All welcome to attend. See if running for office is right for you. Learn more about the election process and the resources available to you.

Filing PerioD

February 28th, 2022 [9AM]
Elections Filing Period Begins
File candidacy forms starting at 9:00am on 2/28/22.

March 11th, 2022 [5PM]
Elections Filing Period Ends
No filing submissions shall be accepted past 5:00pm on 3/11/22. All applicable filing fees must be submitted to the LEAD Center Business and Finance Window by the close of the window on Friday, March 11. Candidates, party signatories, and primary proponents are responsible for ensuring that fees are submitted before the window closes.
NOTE: The Business and Finance Window operates on its own hours, which are listed on the LEAD Center website. The Elections Council cannot accept filing fees unless they are submitted with the corresponding documentation to the Business and Finance Window within the window’s own operating hours.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

March 15th, 2022
Mandatory Elections Meeting
MANDATORY — All candidates, party signatories, and proposition proponents must be in attendance for the entirety of the meeting, which will cover election regulations and consequences for election violations.

March 15th, 2022
Campaign Finance Period 1 Deadline
MANDATORY — All candidates, parties, and proposition proponents must report all campaign expenditures made, reserves received, and campaign contributions received between the end of the previous election cycle and 3/15/22 (inclusive). All reports must be submitted before 7:00pm on 3/17/22.

March 18th, 2022
Point of No Return Meeting 
OPTIONAL — The final form of the ballot will be approved by the Elections Council. All are welcome to attend.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

April 4th, 2022 [MIDNIGHT]
Election Begins

Voters may cast their ballots (online via CalLink) starting 12:00am on 4/4/22. Physical polling stations will also be placed around campus and will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm every day of the election period.

April 6th, 2022 [MIDNIGHT]
Election Ends
No voting shall take place past 11:59pm on 4/6/22.

March 16th, 2022 – April 6th, 2022
Campaign Finance Period 2 Deadlines 

MANDATORY – During this period, all campaign expenditures made, reserves received, and campaign contributions received must be reported within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt.

April 8th, 2022
Campaign Finance Period 3 Deadline
MANDATORY — All candidates, parties, and proposition proponents must report all campaign expenditures made, reserves received, and campaign contributions received after 4/6/22. All reports must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on 4/8/22.

April 7th, 2022
Provisional Paper Ballot Tabulation & Preliminary Ballot Tabulation

April 8th, 2022 – April 12th, 2022 [DATE TBA]
Tabulations Ceremony
The results of the election shall be announced.

GENERAL ELECTIONS INFORMATION

Each year the ASUC holds a regular election to choose its five Executive Officers and twenty Senators.  All members of the Association—all undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley—can vote. Regular elections are held the second week following Spring Break in early April. Students vote using the Ranked Choice System which guarantees diverse and proportional elections results. Furthermore, students can vote on referendum propositions. Referendum propositions can be placed on the ballot by the ASUC Senate, Graduate Assembly, or by a petition of the student body. Lastly, special elections can occur to recall officials or in other limited circumstances.

Pursuant to ASUCBL 4106: “Party Names for Identification Purposes Only. Parties may be freely formed by any students. Party names do not imply any affiliation to or endorsement by an person, organization, living group, or academic department unless otherwise noted.”

This website is available year-round as a resources to voters, candidates, parties, and proposition proponents/opponents. Please note that the website is usually updated during the winter break for the following elections cycle. During the voting period, the link to vote will appear on this page.

Campaign revenues and expenditures must be reported by candidates, parties, proponents, and opponents. The deadlines and specific regulations surrounding campaign finance can be found in ASUC BL4204, and below. For the 2021 Election, all reports will be made through CalLink, through the ASUC form “2021 Campaign Finance Report Form.”


For more info, read through this website, check out the comprehensive Elections Bylaws or contact the Elections Council (all available below).

 

Report Elections Violations
The Elections Rules are vital to ensuring a fair and democratic elections process. Please report any violations to the Election Prosecutor’s Office by email. You can reach the Elections Prosecutor through electionsprosecutor@asuc.org.
A comprehensive list of Campaign Rules and Violations can be found here.
 

All reports will be reviewed by the Elections Prosecutor. If you have any further questions, please email the Elections Prosecutor at electionsprosecutor@asuc.org.

Please note that the Elections Council as a whole does not vote on or discuss whether to charge suspects or not. This is at the discretion of the Elections Prosecutor.

Referenda & Recalls
Propositions

A referendum is a vote of the student body on a specific ballot question. The ballot question itself is called a proposition. Propositions can amend the ASUC governing documents, state an opinion of the student body, approve changes to student-initiated fees, and exercise other powers of the Association. Propositions are voted on during regular elections.

Propositions can be placed on the ballot by the ASUC Senate, Graduate Assembly, or by a petition signed by 10% of the student body. To appear in an election, propositions must be placed on the ballot by the end of the filing period. A Proposition Primary Proponent / Opponent Form (described below) must be submitted by the end of the filing period (for legislatively-referred propositions) and before any petition signatures are collected (for voter-initiated propositions). Please read the entirety of ASUC Bylaw Series 4300, linked below, before initiating a proposition.

Student Fee Referenda

Additionally, any propositions relating to student fees must also be approved by the campus Student Fee Referenda Committee (SFRC). Please note that the SFRC has very strict deadlines, and initial contact must be inited with SFRC by October 15 of the preceding year. SFRC will work with student fee referendum proponent through early spring semester to finalize the language of the student fee with the UC Office of the President. SFRC must approve the student fee before it is placed on the ballot. This means that proponents need the final SFRC-approved version of the student fee before the ASUC Senate or Graduate Assembly can pass a resolution placing the proposition on the ballot or before the proponents start collecting signatures to place it on the ballot via petition.

Recall

A recall election is a special type of referendum that can be used to remove any ASUC elected official from office. Recalls can be initiated at any time, by a petition signed by 25% of the number of people who voted in the previous election. Please read the entirety of ASUC Bylaw Series 4300, linked below, before initiating a recall.

Bylaws

To find out more about propositions, how to start a petition to place a question on the ballot, or how to initiate a recall check out ASUC Bylaw Series 4300: Direct Democracy.

Filing Form

Primary Proponents of a voter-initiated (petition) proposition or recall must file a Proposition Primary Proponent / Opponent Form (linked to in the Filing Forms tab) before collecting signatures. Proponents must use the online petition created by the Elections Council; other petition documents cannot be accepted. It can take approximately one to two weeks for the petition to be created by the Elections Council after the form is submitted, so please plan accordingly. The Primary Proponent is required to meet with the Elections Council for a drafting meeting before the petition is created. Additionally, the Primary Proponent must participated in a a public hearing held by the ASUC Senate on the proposition before the end of the filing period (the Senate does not vote to approve the petition or not, but any member of the Senate or student body can question the primary proponent at the hearing).

Primary Proponents of a legislatively-referred proposition must file a Proposition Primary Proponent / Opponent Form (linked to in the Filing Forms tab) after the Senate or Graduate Assembly votes to place the proposition on the ballot, but before the end of the filing period.

Elections Public Documents, Bylaws, and Tabulator
ASUC Elections Bylaws

Click here to read the elections rules contained in series 4000 of the ASUC Bylaws. Candidates, parties, and proposition proponents/opponents are responsible for knowing the most up-to-date version of the Elections Bylaws at all times. The Elections Bylaws provide a very comprehensive guide to all policies, rules, procedures, and regulations related to the operation of the ASUC Elections and all involved actors.

Public Documents 

Elections Council Public Documents can be found here.

Campaign Finance Worksheets can be found here.

The Audit Report 2018 can be found here.

Tabulator 

The code of the Tabulator, which is used to count votes, is open to public access and can be viewed here.

Tabulator Source Code

Election Results 2018

Elections Council & Contact Information
 The ASUC Elections are organized by the ASUC Elections Council. The Council is an independent body created by the ASUC Constitution, composed of eight voting members. The Chair, Assistant Chair, Prosecutor, and Auditor actively participate in the operation of the elections process. The Public Defender offers independent services to candidates. The Chief Legal Officer, Chief Personnel Officer, and Graduate Assembly Rules Officer generally advise the council and ensure oversight. Additionally, the nonvoting Judicial Council and LEAD Center representatives provide important resources to the Council and act as liaisons to the other branches of the ASUC.

All of Elections Council: elections@asuc.org

Skyler-Myles Clinton Cobb, Elections Council Chair

electionschair@asuc.org

Ananya Narayanan, Assistant Elections Council Chair

electionsoffice@asuc.org

Joshua Kay, Elections Prosecutor

electionsprosecutor@asuc.org

Dylan Zhao, Elections Auditor

electionsauditor@asuc.org

Addison Chen, Public Defender

publicdefender@asuc.org

Athalia Djuhana, Chief Legal Officer

legal@asuc.org

David Zhou, Chief Personnel Officer

personnel@asuc.org

 

Lisa Triedel, Graduate Rules Officer

rules-ga@berkeley.edu

Megan Fox, LEAD Center Designee & Advisor (non-voting member)

mfox3@berkeley.edu

2021 ELECTION RESULTS

2021 ELECTION RESULTS

PRESIDENT: Chaka Tellem
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: Giancarlo Fernandez
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT: Riya Master
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT: James Weichert
STUDENT ADVOCATE: Era Goel
TRANSFER STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Gabe Alfaro

SENATE CLASS:
1. Gabbi Sharp
2. Amy Chen
3. V
arsha Madapoosi
4. Issabella Romo
5. Muz Ahmad
6. Stephanie Wong
7. Ashley Rehal
8. Jerry Xu
9. Adrianna Ngo
10. Amanda Hill
11. Griselda Vega Martinez
12. Elif Sensurucu
13. Sophie Morris
14. Mehnaz Grewal
15. Jason Dones
16. Sam Coffey
17. Kalli Zervas
18. Osirus Polachart
19. Sammy Raucher
20. Dil Sen

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Elections Council by emailing elections@asuc.org.

PAST ELECTIONS INFORMATION (archive)

2021 Elections Important Links

Voluntary Wellness Honor Pact
A platform to issue a statement emphasizing ineffectual regulations and ingenuine commitments that do not encompass the full measure and real nature of the campaigns of aspiring executives and senators.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J-Wq4Tr1ZEzY9Nj45QSh49xCjUZfu_cz/view

Voter Information Guide

An overview of how to vote, the propositions, and the candidates.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mA_9QuGsZXvLD8k1ci13cjrfnIIJjJsn/view


Student Fees Information Guide

Explains the related jargon, purpose, and background of fees being voted on.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mo4TlXop17l_zuRLWHOWsxZFQXosRObn/view

2021 Elections Timeline

Filing Period
March 1st, 9AM – March 12th, 5PM

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Mandatory Elections Meeting

March 16th
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Campaign Finance Period #1 Deadline

March 18th
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Point of No Return Meeting
March 19th

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Hard Campaigning Week
March 29th – April 7th
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Voting Period 
April 5th, 12:01AM – April 7th 11:59PM
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Campaign Finance Period #2 Deadline

April 7th, 11:59PM
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Provisional Ballot Tabulations
April 8th, 5PM

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Tabulations Ceremony

April 9th, 6PM
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Campaign Finance Period #3 Deadline

April 9th, 11:59PM
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Clean-up Weekend
April 10th – April 11th

2020 ELECTION RESULTS
PRESIDENT: Victoria Vera
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: Melvin Tangonan
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT: Derek Imai
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS VICE PRESIDENT: Nicole Anyanwu
STUDENT ADVOCATE: Joyce Huchin
TRANSFER STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: Valerie Johnson

 SENATE CLASS:
1. Ruchi Shah
2. Chaka Tellem
3. Sarah Bancroft
4. Rebecca Soo
5. Ronit Sholkoff
6. Sheena Dichoso Echano
7. Maddy Chen
8. Julia Castro
9. Ellis Spickermann
10. Michael Savides
11. Aasim Yahya
12. Liam Will
13. Naomi Garcia
14. Rex Zhang
15. Mateo Torrico
16. Samuel Peng
17. Alexis Aguilar
18. Apoorva Prakash
19. Dhruv Krishnaswamy
20. Savannah Rodriguez

2020 Election voter information guide
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